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of the united states, my father my hero, joe biden. [ cheers and applause ] >> i move to suspend the roll and nominate by acclaimation joe biden as the vice presidential candidate. [ cheers and applause ] >> jennifer: let me just say i love joe biden. that was him tearing up at the convention last night, as his son beau who is also the attorney general of delaware nominated his father his hero for a second term. the pundits have spent a lot of time rehashing the most fiery speeches, but there were also a lot of moments like that. here are some of our favorites. >> it's about whether we do for our fellow americans what my crew did for me, whether we'll look out for the hardest hit and the disabled whether we'll pool together in a time of need whether we'll refuse to give up until the job is done. >>> barack knows the american dream because he has lived it, and he wants everyone in this country -- everyone, so have the same opportunity no matter who we are, or where we're from or what we look like, or who we
and cookie, too. i think having been a congressman, he's obviously united states senator now. he knows policy. he was a trade rep. he was a white house -- in congress. this guy knows his stuff. but i think interestingly apparently, he's somewhat of a method actor. he listened to tapes, for instance, of the books on tape of barack obama and he's really able to take on the effect and the cadence of the person he's playing. and he too has great bedside manner. he's somewhat of a prankster. he develops very warm relationships not only with republicans but democrats have nice things to say about him. >> jennifer: interesting because he was so close to being selected for vice president. i don't know that being a debate stand-in is a good second nod. but president obama is going to be heading to henderson nevada for three days of debate prep behind closed doors. when you and i helped to prepare joe biden i'm curious from your perspective, jill, what was the most surprising thing to you about that whole debate prep? >> th
liking his wife is not enough to get him elected president of the united states. he had to start off where he did, which was reforming and slaining the damage that's been done to the republican party and letting us know who he is. without doing that, the next six weeks are unimportant to him. we expect to see a little bit of a burch. one of the things i wanted to add though was that the bump he received was coming before barack obama speaks next week. barack obama is a fabulous speaker. he is a family man. people like his wife. people like his children. people like the fact that he is so supportive of women's rights in the workplace in addition to reproductive rights. i would guess that we're going to see whatever bump mitt romney got this week particularly among independents and women evaporate after the democratic convention next week. >> it will be interesting to see. karl romney also claimed at the beginning of his speech that republicans had united behind the president following his election. just take a quick listen. >> four years ago i know that many americans felt a fresh exc
a distraction than anything else. the two most restrictive states in the united states governor, had more african-americans and latinos turn out to vote after the voter i.d. law had been put in place. >> i appreciate you trying to tow the party line, but i think it's really clear what the effect of these voter i.d. laws on. i want to get to affirm active action. you say we should end it, because it is taking us backwards rather than advancing people with color as they are unable to move forward without a crutch from the government. there is an affirmative action case before the supreme court now. do you think college admissions should be purely and testing and grades. >> i do. a college also has to take into account diversity. you want a college campus that is reflective of america. i'm also concerned, you look back president kennedy said that race should have no form under the color of law in american life. i think unfortunately his desire to make sure that we had an equal application of the law regardless of your skin color has turned into a quota system. i am not in favor of quotas, of
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